Anyone else ever wondered what could possibly be in those uncivilized slave books during book burning times?
Why was/is voudon so demonized throughout all western societies? Its nothing like it projected in movies, westernized books, folklore.......
West Africa was once known as the Slave Coast, because it was at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for centuries. African slaves brought voodoo with them to plantations in Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and Louisiana. But 400 years later, the religion still remains a central part of spiritual life for millions living in West Africa.
"Voodoo is older than the world," says Janvier Houlonon, a tour guide in Benin and a lifelong voodoo practitioner. "They say that voodoo is like the marks or the lines which are in our hands -- we born with them. Voodoo are in the leaves, in the earth. Voodoo is everywhere."